euportal twitter euportal facebook
EPSO trenings

The European Heritage Label rewarded to 10 countries

Zdravljica

31.3.2020 – The European Heritage Label has been awarded to ten new sites that have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe or the building of the European Union. The awards were announced on 31 March 2020. These are the new sites awarded in 2020: Archaeological Area of Ostia Antica (Italy [...]

Read more

Mannufacture of essential medical equipment

medicinska oprema2

31.3.2020 – The Commission is making available guidance to assist manufacturers in ramping up production of essential medical equipment and material in three areas: the production of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), leave-on hand cleaners and hand disinfectants and 3D printing in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. A guidance on medical devices [...]

Read more

Launch of the accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania

Makedonija albania

24.3.2020 – EU Ministers for European Affairs supported the launch of the accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania in a video conference. The foreign ministers of the Member States reached an agreement on Tuesday, March 24th, and the decision is yet to be approved by EU the heads of states and the government on [...]

Read more

European standards for medical supplies made freely available

medicinska oprema

23.3.2020 – Upon the urgent request of the Commission, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), in collaboration with all their members, have agreed to immediately make available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment. This action will help both EU and [...]

Read more

Aid to Croatia

Zagreb potres

23.3.2020 – EU mobilises emergency aid for Croatia after earthquake. In an immediate response, the European Commission has already helped mobilise tents, beds, mattresses, heaters and sleeping bags from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Italyto be dispatched swiftly to the affected areas. “The EU is here to assist Croatia at this difficult time. European support is [...]

Read more

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has tested positive for COVID-19

Charles Barnier

19.3.2020 – The top Brussels official said on Twitter today (in English as well as French) he is doing well and “in good spirits.” He added: “I am following all the necessary instructions, as is my team.””For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.”Brexit talks between the [...]

Read more

Eastern Partnership beyond 2020

Eastern Partnership

18.3.2020 – Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova [...]

Read more

New Circular Economy Action Plan

circular economy

11.3.2020 – Today, the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make our economy fit for a green future, strengthen our [...]

Read more

GDP per capita

infringement images

10.3.2020 – Eurostat has released GDP per capita data by region expressed in purchasing power standards. GDP per capita by region in 2018 was between 30% in the overseas department of Mayotte and 263% in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg relative to the EU average. One fifth of the EU population lives in regions with [...]

Read more

100 days of the new Commission

infringement procedure

9.3.2020 – President von der Leyen presented the main challenges facing her Commission on the 100th day of her mandate during a press conference. The Commission is now dealing with new, pressing priorities, namely the situation at the Greek-Turkish border and the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, we remain committed to driving the work [...]

Read more

Public consultation on the European Climate Pact

4.3.2020 – Today, the Commission presents a proposal to enshrine in legislation the EU’s political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050, to protect the planet and our people. The European Climate Law sets the 2050 target and the direction of travel for all EU policy, and gives predictability for public authorities, businesses and citizens. [...]

Read more

COVID-19 and preparedness

corona virus 2

2.3.2020 – The European Commission continues working on all fronts to support Member States in preparedness, halt the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our citizens. Today, we are launching the corona response team, a team of five Commissioners who will coordinate work on halting COVID-19 outbreak; Janez Lenarčič, who is in charge [...]

Read more

EU job fair

seize the summer

29.2.2020 – EURES Slovenia is co-organizing an online employment fair in the field of tourism Seize the Summer with EURES 2020, which will take place from 10.00 to 18.00. Participation is free of charge and will present job opportunities in tourism and hospitality in Croatia, Malta, Cyprus and Portugal, Greece, France, Italy, Spain and Slovenia. [...]

Read more

Cultural capitals

Ptuj

28.2.2020 – Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Piran and Ptuj have been shortlisted today, 27 February 2020, in the competition for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025 in Slovenia. The recommendation was done by a panel of independent experts evaluating applications from six competing Slovenian cities at the outcome of a 2-day meeting in Ljubljana.Being [...]

Read more

Country Reports on socio – economic challenges

EC logo

26.2.2020 – The Commission has today published country reports analysing each Member State’s key socio-economic challenges. The analysis in the country reports reflects the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy, presented in December 2019, focusing on competitive sustainability with the aim to build an economy that works for people and the planet. Implementation of the European Pillar [...]

Read more